Mutton dressed as lamb"
Looking back I'm astounded that anyone ever had the courage to wear anything other than Victorian crinolines given the tidal wave of judgmental twaddle prepped and ready to drop on their heads if they dressed in a manner considered "inappropriate for their size, age or god forbid suggested a liberal approach to getting laid.
I hate being told what to do,so its possible that I've taken these often heard female focused criticisms and turned them into my very own style stamp.
|I'm a saucy bitch who eats chips|
Certainly I'm hoping today's outfit sounds the death toll, for all things deemed tasteful and if it makes me look like a saucy bitch, knocking on in years who enjoys chips then my work here is done.
|I'm sick of the style judgments|
I must be becoming a bit of a curmudgeon in my advanced years as I increasingly find myself furious at how often style rules and judgments are bandied around. Sure there is an "acceptable" level of fatness that people applaud in order to feel right on but anything bigger that can't be considered "curvy" still makes many people really uncomfortable. Its as if they just can't see past the filter of fat hatred that's been present in our society for so long.
|Get past the Fat hate filter|
Youthfulness is another stick on which Women seem to be bashed with constantly. Its as if a low bmi and a wrinkle free face are the only indicators of a persons value. Aging is a luxury so many don't get to enjoy that the crassness in this subtle but ever present message can't be overemphasized. On a more basic note how dare anyone tell us that a female face over thirty isn't attractive any more. Just as we go roaring into our prime, ready to start the second part of the big adventure we are told to creep away, hide in the shadows and consider our days as a stylish, edgy force of nature over. Screw that I'm only just getting started.
|My bmi and age too high to be attractive apparently-sorry I didn't get that memo|
|Walk your own path-the end destination will be so much more interesting|
That's why we must create your own version of perfection. Not let some faceless moron at a publishers or ad agency tell us whats attractive and whats beautiful. Wear colours that clash, fabrics that stretch across your ample belly, sleeves so short they expose your wobbly arms.
|Don't let anyone tell you whats beautiful-make up your own mind|
Keisha Dress £19 by Taking Shape
Boots £10 Yours Clothing
Necklace £10 Fashionworld
Bag £39 Fashionworld
All photos by Nicky Rockets
All photos by Nicky Rockets
Capturing the Curve Workshops
In other body confidence news tickets are now available for my plus size pin up event "Capturing The Curve" on March the 29th in Manchester. A day to revel in your curvy beauty, be made over myself and Lilly Von Pink and have your very own photoshoot in a safe empowering environment-All the details can be found here
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